NOT leadership 101: Obama on the spill: ‘I can’t suck it up with a straw’
President Obama outlined the limits of his power to handle the oil spill in the latest episode of “West Wing Week,” the casual weekly White House online show.
“Even though I’m president of the United States, my power is not limitless,” he told Grand Isle, La., locals in the video, released Friday. “So I can’t dive down there and plug the hole. I can’t suck it up with a straw. All I can do is make sure that I put honest, hard-working smart people in place … to implement this thing.”
“I put honest, hard-working smart people in place … to implement this thing”? So far Obama called the lawyers.